Entries for June, 2017

Minutes of June 6, 2017 meeting

General Meeting called to order at: 7:00 pm (19:00)

Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation and Moment of silence for POW/MIA

by: Gene Goldsmith

Roll Call of officers:                                                                    term expires

Gene Goldsmith, Pres                                        Present      2018

Dave Loomis, VP                                                Present      2018

Tom Grinstad, Secretary                                    Present      2018

Bill Cox, Asst. Sec.                                               Absent       2018

Ken Richardson, Treasurer                                Present      2018

David Scattum, B of D                                       Absent       2018

Bill Wilcox, B of D                                               Present      2018

Kirk Lyon, B of D                                                 Present      2019

Richard Martinez, B of D                                    Absent       2019

John Bradshaw, B of D                                      Present      2018

Tom Modica, B of D                                           Present      2018

Greg Bremer, B of D                                           Present      2017

Guests:      Rosemarie Loomis, Agnes Kenney, Nancy Blackketter

New members present: Soon to be a member BK Blackketter

Secretary’s report:      Motion  Ray R, 2nd Dave L, approved

Treasurer’s report:      Motion Dave L, 2nd Gary P, approved

Membership Update: Increase of 3 to show 281 members and 7 AVVA members

Old Business:     

  1. Memorial Day May 29th a big thank you to Kirk and the crew. We will need more help in the future. The park was not left as pristine and beautiful as it could have been. Just three or four old guys with bad tickers and backs showed up to load the evening before…
  2. Car Show – The car show will be held at the Barkley Center, 2200 block of Rimland drive. Doc H. reported we have all the trophy sponsors (22). We need help in several areas – judging, set up, cleanup, parking, etc. Please be sure to sign up. Dale Boe has the food well in hand. He will pick up at the next meeting. Posters and flyers are available for distribution. Contact Doc. Randy Turnbull brought up for discussion how to extract gift cards from potential sponsors. Bill B asked about Victory Lane and stated that photos of the winning entries for their owners and trophy sponsors make for good PR.
  3. The VVA 2019 convention is set for July 22-30 at the Grand Hotel and Doubletree in Spokane. In our March 2016 meeting the chapter voted to find a delegate to this convention.
  4. The Welcome Home Picnic sponsored by the Skagit Chapter is on August 5, at 6254 Fruitdale North, Sedro-Woolley. Help support those guys.


New Business:

  1. All attending elected officers and Board Members took the oath of office.
  2. A short discussion about holding a Hep C meeting for the chapter ensued. Decision that the informational meeting was not needed, since they were looking for at least 50 attendees.
  3. A request to help a USMC Vietnam Era veteran pay a PSE bill of $292.49 (split between the chapter and DAV). Motion by Dave L 2nd by Doug S approved.
  4. We have a published author in the chapter. Read Richard Brummett’s article in the Vietnam Veteran. It has already brought in a new kids sponsor (5). And Richard donated his pay for the article to the cause.
  5. Project Homeless Connect happens 21 July. Donations of sleeping bags, socks etc. will be appreciated. There is a special section for veterans. If anyone would like to volunteer to assist…

Next Meeting: Because no one will want to meet on the nation’s birthday (July 4th, remember) the next meeting is on July 11th. Dinner at 6:00, meeting at 7:00. There will be organization of the car show and other fun stuff. Show up!!!

Good of the order:

  1. Remember to check your VFW calendar. Check out the Memorial Day events.
  2. Please take some VVA business cards and carry an application form – just in case…
  3. the DAV needs drivers for the van to make the runs to/from Seattle. Any good driver is sought.
  4. The VFW post is holding a brat dinner this Friday. Check with the post for the time.
  5. There will be a Vietnam Day at the museum Paine Field On 23 September. A lot of the weaponry used in the war will be on display.
  6. The 50/50 raffle winner was Doug Spangler.


Motion to adjourn: by acclamation